Article by Pam Clark Senior Director, Photoshop Portfolio
We made the most exciting announcement of my career at Adobe so far — we are expanding Photoshop CC, real Photoshop CC, across devices to enable you to be creative anywhere.
We are starting with the iPad, but will gradually add new operating systems and form factors when they are ready.
This means you will be able to open and edit a PSD on an iPad, using the same tools you are familiar with on the desktop, and achieve the exact same results from editing operations.
Then seamlessly (if you want to) open that same PSD on your desktop and keep going, or complete all your work on the iPad.
This is real Photoshop on the iPad, the same underlying code and algorithms you rely on every day, with a reimagined user experience to take advantage of the uniquenesses of the device.
The funny thing about this is, it’s an obvious evolution. Of course, this is what you want from us. But it’s only recently with the beefier power of devices (tablets and phones) that we were able to turn this into a real experiment inside Adobe.
Can we actually reproduce real Photoshop on an iPad or phone? And once that experiment produced such surprisingly positive results (the performance kind of blew our minds), we were able to turn it into a formal project.
Today, we announce it to the world — and soon we deliver the first version to you. Adobe Unleashes Wave of Imaging Innovation Photoshop CC for the iPad, Project Aero, Project Gemini, Dimension CC 2.0 and a major update to Photoshop CC.
1. Photoshop CC on the desktop is the centre of the system, and offers unlimited creativity for image compositing, photo editing, designing websites and mobile apps, digital painting, and 3D and AR workflows.
This is the same familiar Photoshop you’ve used for years, updated with new features. In addition, we announced that we will sync PSDs and other content across an ecosystem of new creative applications. Big feature update shipping today. Ecosystem connection will ship in the future.
2. Photoshop CC on the iPad is the newest piece of the system, bringing real Photoshop to mobile devices with an approachable user experience and the power and precision needed for image compositing. People can use the mobile version of Photoshop on its own or as a partner to Photoshop on the desktop.
3. Cloud documents is another new piece that makes PSD files accessible across the system. You can open and edit a PSD on an iPad, open and edit the same PSD on the desktop — whatever order suits your creative needs. Photoshop brushes will also be synced with Project Gemini.
4. Other focused applications like Dimension CC, Project Aero, and Project Gemini each deliver huge and unique benefits themselves and extend the value of the Photoshop system for you.